GIS for Transportation: Principles, Data and Applications

Learning Outcomes


What will we learn?

By the end of Lesson 3, you should be able to:

  • describe the process of geocoding and discuss some of the more common types of geocoding which are used;
  • discuss the purpose and characteristics of an address locator;
  • create an address locator using TIGER/Line shapefiles and use it to geocode a list of addresses;
  • discuss conflation as it applies to GIS-T and use some of the tools in ArcMap to assist in conflation activities;
  • define the process of conflation as it applies to roadway data and identify some situations where conflation would be performed;
  • list the key functions of an MPO and RPO;
  • describe the transportation plans which are created and maintained by MPOs, RPOs, and state Departments of Transportation (DOT).